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A Personal Hero of mine

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Just thought I would share this with you all, My Great-Uncle died in WW2 and has been a personal hero of mine. He was sent on the bombing Mission over Ploiesti Romania where they flew in at treettop level and bombed the refineries there. His plane was shot down by Ace Steinmann but according to the video I will also post my great uncles bomber shot down Steinmann as well. My Great-uncle was given credit for the kill however Steinmann survived and Vance did not.  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/895555617163785/

 

At 35 min into the video is the duel between Steinmann and my Great-uncles plane where they shot eachother down. 

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The story got one fact wrong. There were 6 survivors from the bomber. Brewery Wagon was his first kill that day and Pudgy my great-uncles plane was the second. My Great-Uncles plane 4 were killed before they made their bomb run on the refinery and Vance died in the fire after the crash. The Pilot, Co Pilot, an observer that was riding along with them and the two waste gunners survived only to be taken POW.

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Always interesting learning first-hand facts of history. Thanks for the share, I enjoyed this.

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Thank you for the kind remarks. I have been finding more and more as I found the Grandson of one of the survivors from his plane. We have been talking and sharing info about the mission and he also had after action reports from the crew that survived.

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